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Students learn when to speak or when to be quiet.  In this communication skill lesson, students read a story that points out good communication skills. Students complete a KWL about making good observations.  Students role play making good decisions about when to speak and when not to.  Students answer critical thinking questions.
Sixth graders solve math problems using database operations, word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet formatting. They demonstrate an understanding of communication skills, math, and computer skills using information on South America.
Students identify and determine the effectiveness of various methods of communication. They construct a chart or poster that illustrates the various methods and venues through which individuals, groups, and the media communicate with the public.
Communication is how we make exchanges, plan, and obtain what we want or need. Foster business communication skills used in the work of agriculture. Intended for an agribusiness class, the lesson introduces learners to communication types, skills, and functions. 
Students build an appreciation for the art of storytelling. They also recognize that a well-crafted story has certain qualities involved in its telling. Students tell stories in order to increase oral communication skills.
Students explore communication skills by completing a worksheet in class. In this journalism lesson, students read the story "Dennis Learns about Responsible Reporting Vs. Tattling." Students write a review about the story and complete a KWL chart regarding journalism techniques.
Students explore electronic communication, the Morse Code system, and text messaging, build a simple circuit to send messages to one another, and explore the impact of electrical communications on society.
Students in this workshop strive to be reflective listeners as Master Teachers. They focus on communication skills necessary to deal with common family problems and community problems.
Third graders, in groups, practice outdoors with communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity.
High schoolers develop communication skills, higher level thinking skills, and problem-solving skills while exploring computer-simulated hair design.
Students record themselves saying basic biographical facts about themselves: : what their names are, where they live, how old they are, what languages they speak, and what activities they like to do. They practice their presentational communication skills. Students record their voices in technology class, where they also create a slideshow using pictures of their choice.
Students examine the various combinations that contemporary extended families take on. They identify how strong communication skills are important to the health of the family after reading a an excerpt from a first-person fictional journal.
Students are introduced to the skills needed to complete a word processing assignment. In groups, they identify the reasons why it is important to communicate in different situations and participate in role-playing exercises. They complete a pre- and post-test to discover the techniques they have acquired.
Students explore communication techniques by participating in speech role-playing activities. In this conflict resolution instructional activity, students identify the keys to being a good communicator such as listening, eye contact, and the tone of their voice. Students conduct discussions with classmates while employing these techniques.
Does your class need to talk about communication skills? Then use this presentation to go through the key components of communication. It's not all about talking, but also about listening. Of course, there is room for expanded discussions with the class by using what's here in the presentation as a jumping-off point. All the teacher would have to do to expand the lesson is ask the class to share some examples. 
Use this worksheet as a pre-assessment to find out what your learners know about communication skills. Or, use it for taking notes while discussing communication. There is plenty of space to write about communication styles, paraphrasing, and active listening. Perhaps it could even be used as a post-assessment. 
Students work in pairs to improve their communication skills through a drawing activity. They draw a figure on their papers and describe to each other what was drawn.
Get everyone talking! It's rare that a lesson can potentially span from third to twelfth grade, but this one really can! Get two paper bags. Fill one with the names of each learner, and fill the other with random topics you brainstorm. As you select one slip from each bag, learners will have to come up and talk for a solid 60 seconds on each topic. 
When students finish work early, there are easy ways to keep them focused and learning with independent activities.
Get to talking with your special needs class. In pairs, they take turns telling each other where to go on a schematic map. They work to ask questions, answer questions, and check if their partner understands their directions, or if he needs clarification.